Each post this week serves a dual purpose: an exploration of the topic at hand as well as a re-introduction to big ideas this blog will be grappling with.
My Polish grandmother (aka Babci) regularly sends me cards on the holidays. Often there is a check in there with instructions for me to “get myself a […]
Sex, on its own, in the wild, natural and unadorned, is still complicated. Don’t believe me? Look at a peacock or a bird of paradise. Salmon die after they procreate. Sea slugs penis joust. Now throw in evolved human biology, history, culture, technology, and science and you have a real disaster on your hands.
Robin Hanson, as is his wont, finds a third-rail and grabs it with both hands. I’m posting most of it because it is hard to take any one of these paragraphs out of context:
So dating is our last refuge of overt racism because … preferring people based on race isn’t racism if its […]
I like the sound of this trend:
The good news first: Betsey Stevenson, a professor of business and public policy at the University of Pennsylvania, predicts the rise of the “hedonic marriage,” in which people pair up based on “similar preferences and desires for balancing work, fun, and family.” It’s all about having shared goals, […]
Ask yourself this question: What is the masculine form of the word “mistress?”
Can you think of an answer? I couldn’t.
Technically, there isn’t one. A male, extra-marital, long-term lover doesn’t have a specific term. There is, however, a kindred spirit to “mistress” that is more gender adaptable: the kept woman. The “kept” part […]
Bioethics is controversial.
No one endorses the ideas or concepts explored here, not even me.
You will develop a strong opinion about something you find here. I want to hear it. Philosophy is a conversation.
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